My email signature has evolved to include these…
Poet, Coach, Group Process Facilitator
- Art of Hosting Steward
- Flow Game Practitioner
- Workshop Design Geek
- Experimenting Speaker
- Hungry Meaning Maker
- Decent Bread Baker
- Thoughtful Human
There’s a bunch of others things that go with that, but there’s a summary. It’s fun to name in both serious and playful ways. Which I suppose is one of the ways I love showing up with people. And find most useful.
Underneath it, like it is for many, I seek to show up with my gifts and help others to show up in theirs. People working with wisdom, kindness, helpfulness, and in life-giving ways together.
Read on for other ways of saying all of that…. And then let’s be curious together to find many choices of growth, life, connection, learning.
Most of the work that I do is Leadership Development and Team Building. My efforts are to help people be more wise together, yet also more simple and clear. In corporations. In communities.
If you are a person or group that seeks both better meetings, and, yearns to be in the questions as much as the answers in the name of more humane systems everywhere, let’s begin to explore, shall we. We might find work together that changes everything. We might find journey. We mind find both.
All of my life, I’ve been the kind of person that has had as much interest in the unseen as I have had in the seen. I’ve had interest in the mystery and the mystical, with an inherent hunch that things are not as they seem, despite the human ability to concretize belief systems and leadership practices.
I am a consultant, facilitator, workshop leader, coach, teacher, and writer. I am committed to improving the quality of collaboration and imagination needed in groups, teams, communities, and organizations — to help us be in times such as these with consciousness, kindness, and learning. My work over 20+ years has been to design and lead meetings in participative formats. From strategic visioning with boards to large conference design to communities just learning to listen again to one another.
Three orientations — living systems, self-organization, and emergence — inspire and inform all of my work. So does emptiness, breath, and a freshly-picked garden tomato. My approaches are framed to integrate the inner with the outer, and the present moment with the longer arc of time. All of that so as to create sustainable and vibrant systems of human beings doing well with what they most care about.
My education background includes an undergraduate degree in psychology and a graduate degree in organizational behavior. My work lineages include The Berkana Institute with Margaret Wheatley, The Circle Way with Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea, and The Art of Hosting with Toke Moeller and Monica Nissen.
I am originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I now live in a small town where urban meets rural, Lindon, Utah, on the traditional lands of the Utes and Goshutes, in a high desert valley at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains.